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The Huawei Honor 8 Pro is a much better phone than the Apple iPhone 6 32GB, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Huawei Honor 8 Pro!

Apple iPhone 6 32GB  Huawei Honor 8 Pro 
Apple iPhone 6 Huawei Honor 8 Pro
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Excellence Score
32.3
61.6
Value for Money Score
57.4
65.2
Price ₹ 20,150 onwards ₹ 29,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Mar, 2017 Jul, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Apple iOS 8, Upgradeable to 12Expected update to next Apple iOS version Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 4.7 inches 5.7 inches
Screen Resolution 750x1334 pixels (~ 326 pixels per inch) 1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features Retina HD display, LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, Full sRGB standard, Fingerprint-Resistant oleophobic coating on front, Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously, Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles, Display Zoom, Reachability IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Eye Protection Mode, Do Not Disturb Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Processor Type Dual Core Octa Core
Processor Name A8 chip with 64-bit architecture, M8 motion coprocessorRanked #28 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Kirin 960Ranked #7 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GX6650 (hexa-core graphics) Mali-G71 MP8
RAM 1 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port Lightning USB-C
Primary Camera 8.0MP 12MP + 12MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, True Tone Flash, 1.5um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Backside illumination sensor, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Auto image stabilization, Auto HDR for photos, Face detection, Exposure control, Panorama (up to 43 megapixels), Burst mode, Tap to focus, Timer mode, Slow Motion Video Recording, Time-lapse video, Video stabilization, Cinematic video stabilization, Continuous auto focus video, Take still photos while recording video, 3x zoom, Video geotagging F/2.2 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus, Laser Autofocus, Dual-LED (Dual tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 1.2MP 8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, HD video recording, Backside illumination sensor, Auto HDR for photos and videos, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure control F/2.0 Aperture, 77-degree Wide-angle Lens, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 32 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 6.9 mm 6.97 mm
Weight 129 gm 184 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 1810 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby 240 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A 453 hrs
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 14.00 hrs 16.00 hrs
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters Music Playback Time: 50 hrs, Video Playback Time: 11 hrs, Web Browsing Time (on WiFi network): 11 hrs, Web Browsing Time (on 3G network): 10 hrs, Web Browsing Time (on 4G network): 10 hrs Charging Time: 1 hr 50 mins
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Apple Pay; NFC; TV Out; iBeacon micro-location; Noise Filtration; AirDrop file sharing; Family Sharing; Notification Centre; AirPlay; iCloud Drive; QuickType keyboard; Control Centre; Multitasking; Spotlight Search DTS Sound; Fast Battery Charging; 15 months extended warranty; DLNA; NFC; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Excellent build quality, with Apple's famed attention to detail
  • Beautiful design with premium choice of materials (unibody aluminium frame), solid construction, and iconic looks
  • Super slim
  • Still relatively compact and easy to grasp compared to flagship phones of other brands
  • Rounded sides, make it more comfortable to hold than for instance the chamfered beveled edge of the iPhone 5S
  • The Health app is the most extensive health based app to date, that can pick data from both internal sensors, and 3rd party peripherals, and acts as a centralized hub for all of the user's health stats, including anything from their activity, weight, and heart rate, to blood pressure, blood glucose, and vitamin intake - all this data is also easily shareable with your doctor
  • Enhanced keyboard functionality with QuickType word prediction
  • The Touch ID biometric touch sensor is the best, most accurate, most responsive fingerprint sensor around
  • Brilliant display with potent brightness, wide viewing angles, and superb color accuracy
  • "Hey, Siri" trigger for Siri voice commands
  • Buttery smooth, slick performance all-round, and even with graphics intensive mobile games
  • Improved multitasking menu which now also has recent contacts
  • Stunning camera with simple usability, instant focus, tons of new features, and as usual, amazing picture/video quality
  • Simple, effective image editing
  • With its bigger & sharper display, powerful speaker, and snappy performance, the iPhone 6 enthralls when it comes to consuming multimedia content
  • Good call quality
  • Decent battery life
  • iOS 8 is beautiful and simple and brings in tons of functionality upgrades
  • Better spotlight search which now also has wikipedia, itunes and other results
  • Support for 3rd party keyboards
  • Buttery smooth web browser
  • Support for VoLTE - voice over LTE, to provide wideband high-quality calls, where network supported
  • NFC and Apple Pay have the potential to revolutionize mobile payments
  • Stunning metal build and design - great handling, slim profile and sleek look - continuing the premium design tradition of the Honor line
  • Very good fingerprint scanner with class-leading speed and accuracy
  • Excellent, VR-Ready QHD display - great punch, superb contrast, and brightness
  • EMUI is a decent Android overlay - and is filled to the brim with features that allow you to tweak pretty much every aspect of the UI - gesture support is rich too
  • Good gallery, image editing, and music apps
  • Excellent, flagship-worthy speed and performance, powered by the powerhouse Kirin 960 chipset, along with copious amount of RAM and smart memory management - on the whole, the performance is only slightly below the level of the Snapdragon 835 powered devices, and even that difference will be really difficult to spot in ordinary use
  • Very good set of rear dual cameras - still images show mature processing with accurate colors, high detail level, and great dynamic range - the monochrome camera takes these up another notch (sans the colors, obviously) - lossless zoom works pretty well too
  • Pretty decent low-light images too, and excellent long exposure photos
  • The front camera does well too
  • Video recording too is good (though not exceptional)
  • Good, loud speaker
  • Good audio output over headphones too
  • Solid battery life - arguably among the best in modern phones with Quad HD displays
  • Fast charging time
  • On the whole, the phone is the closest competition to the excellent OnePlus 5 as on date - while performance is a tad lower and the user interface isn’t as light as OxygenOS, the Honor 8 Pro has a larger, higher-resolution screen which is better suited to VR and media use - additionally, there’s 128GB of internal storage and the possibility of expansion, which is more than what’s present on the 6GB/64GB variant of the OnePlus 5 - both phones feature dual-camera systems, which are excellent and on par with each other
  • In the end, if you are looking for raw power and close-to-stock Android, then the OnePlus 5 is the way to go - but if a sleek and sexy device is what's on your mind, and stock Android is not a must, then the Honor 8 Pro takes the cake
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Screen resolution could have been higher
  • Lacks the optical image stabilization of the bigger, more expensive 6 Plus
  • Unwieldy for one-handed usage and pocket-dwelling
  • No waterproofing, a feature that's present in some of its top competition
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  1. The best chipset of the house and a high-res screen, backed by the latest Android, certainly help the Honor 8 Pro live up to its name...manages to deliver flagship-worthy specs and performance
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Near-flagship quality without the flagship price
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Honor 8 Pro is an accomplished, well-rounded phone...it’s easy on the eye, offers plenty of power and has a sizeable battery
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. It is considerably more affordable than the OnePlus 5, potentially making it just as much of a flagship killer
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. It has all the makings of a phone that is great value for the buyer’s money
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
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